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Bretz, West Virginia
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1966

Upper Deckers No. 4 Dam is an earth dam built on the Billan Run River and is located in Bretz, West Virginia. It was built in 1966 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Billan Run.

Location
Upper Deckers No. 4 Dam
Bretz, West Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Monongahela SCD
Owner
Local government

Upper Deckers No. 4 Dam is owned by the local government.

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1966
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Billan Run River
River built on
Upper Deckers No. 4 Dam was built in 1966.
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Summary
Dam length 380 feet
Dam height 37 feet
Hydraulic height 29 feet
Max storage 932 acre feet
Normal storage 50 acre feet
Surface area 10 acres
Drainage area 3 square miles
380 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

37 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

29 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

932 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

50 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

10 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

3 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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High
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

Has emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

4/5/2013
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Billan Run
Former name 0
Latitude 39
Longitude -79
NID ID (National ID) WV07709

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